Sep 4, 2010 11:00pm EDT
friend randy jackson. >> and still speculation as to whether or not randy jackson will be back. >> "american idol" needs randy jackson because he is one of the original "american idol" judges. his calm, cool, collected manner works well on "american idol." people love randy as a judge. >> jennifer low pose and stephen -- lopez and steven tyler are rumored to be the next judges. who will be sitting at the judge's table in january? >> jennifer lopez rumor has a lot of basis in reality. she has been on the show before. her manager works very closely with a lot of the artists. the steven tyler rumor is the most interesting one out of this whole thing. sort of came out of nowhere. handle really heard his name being thrown around during any of these preliminary stages. again, it's a great career move for stephen. >> idol producer nigel understands the speculation surrounding the show but wants the spotlight shifted back to where it should be, on the contestants. >> in truth we have got to get the focus back on the real talent which are the kids in that stadium and all around the coun
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man standing? randy jackson. >> i'm going to honestly, honestly miss you. it's been a blast. thank you. >> reporter: the big question, can "idol" ever again find the right mix? especially after losing their sharp-tongued standout. simon cowell is launching his own show on fox. >> without simon it's like "the ellen show" without ellen. it's weird. it will limp along. hopefully, it will find new chemistry that will make it relevant for the next generation. >> reporter: whatever they decide, they better do it soon. callbacks start in a couple of weeks. for "good morning america," jeremy hubbard, abc news, new york. >> and if they want steven tyler, they have to lay out the bread. >> and j. lo. elton john. steven perry. a lot of star power there. >> like weekend "gma." >>> another horrific acid attack leaves a woman severely burned. was it a copycat crime? we'll talk to an expert. here, take the card. you go to the shops... i'll meet you at the gate. thanks. please remove all metal objects out of your pockets. with chase freedom you can get a total of 5% cash back. fun money from freedom.